-- Lady Gaga's videos three main videos ("Poker Face," "Bad Romance" and "Just Dance") have surpassed 1 billion views worldwide, according to Visible Measures figures posted at TechCrunch. Soulja Boy's "Crank Dat" is the most-watched video of all time, according to Visible Measures, with 722 million views globally. (TechCrunch)

-- Rich Carnes, president of the Songwriters Guild of America, penned a pointed response to a claim by Public Knowledge's Gigi Sohn that his stance on net neutrality is "so at odds with individual artists and so in line with Big Media." "Copyright is specifically about innovation," Carnes wrote. "To say that we cannot protect copyrighted content on the Internet because it will stifle innovation is frankly absurd." In her article at the Hill, Sohn says Public Knowledge, a public interest group, does indeed care about online infringement. "We support the notice and takedown provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, filtering of content at the network's edge (such as what YouTube does) and even lawsuits against the biggest online infringers," she wrote. So, if you read both, what you get are the passionate opinions of two people who support the rights and interests of both artists and innovative businesses.
(The Huffington Post)

-- Earlier this month, Trans World Entertainment CEO Robert Higgins purchased over 127,000 shares of his company's stock, according to a regulatory filing. He has regularly purchased shares in recent months. Including stock options, Higgins now owns 50.3% of Trans World's issued and outstanding shares. Trans World's share price is down almost 2% over the last three months but is up over 23% in the last 30 days. (Form 4, via Home Audio Magazine)

-- Hoping to cash in on the multi-billion-dollar secondary ticketing market, SeatGeek forecasts changes in the secondary ticket prices. The company says it has an 85% accuracy rate and receives a 7% to 10% affiliate commission from ticket sellers. (Fast Company)

-- "Radio is still the only way you really sell a record," Barry Weiss, chairman and CEO of RCA/Jive Label Group, said in a very good Financial Times article (for subscribers and registered users) about digital era star Ke$ha(and, to a lesser degree, Lady Gaga). It's been said before - many times. But this article shows that radio actually can feed off of digital trends. Stations started to pay more attention to Ke$ha after "Tik Tok" became an iTunes best-seller, the article claims. And once the full-length album, "Animal," was at iTunes, strong sales of the track "Blah Blah Blah" helped RCA pick it as the next single. (Financial Times)

-- Seattle classical radio station King FM will switch to a listener-supported business model in July 2011. It has subsisted on advertising revenue since being founded in 1948 but acknowledges changes in technology and declines in advertising necessitated a change. (Seattle PI)